Authorities Friday were searching for a hit-and-run driver who fatally injured a woman in Palmdale.

The victim was crossing Palmdale Boulevard, near 5th Street East, just before 8:25 a.m. Thursday when a dark colored SUV traveling eastbound on Palmdale Boulevard struck her, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statement.

The driver of the SUV continued eastbound on Palmdale Boulevard without stopping.

The woman, whose name was being withheld pending notification of her family, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information on the collision was asked to contact the Palmdale Station’s Traffic Department at 661-272-2400. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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